The international movement Extrability is created on the base of the volunteer project White Cane, founded in 2010 in Yekaterinburg, Russia by Oleg Kolpashchikov. The movement is guided by the philosophy of Extrability (combined “Extra” and “Ability”). It proceeds from the fact that the limitation of one of the physical abilities of a person often becomes a powerful impetus to the development of other abilities. One of the most famous projects of Extrability is the international regattas and expeditions for people with disabilities Sails of the Spirit, which are held in different regions of the world.
The law of nature: if it decreases somewhere, then it will definitely increase elsewhere. A person deprived of one of the abilities automatically develops another, as a compensation for survival. No healthy person is as persevering as a wheelchair user, and no healthy person can act with limited information in the same way that blind people do.
People with disabilities, who were able to adapt to their physical status and return to life in society, activated the special inner capabilities hidden in each person. Having opened access to internal resources, such people seek to help other people find dormant strengths and abilities in themselves.
- the impossible is done;
- the native world is created;
- openness and creativity;